Court delays action on rules cutting power plant pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has granted a request from the Trump administration to delay a decision on Obama-era rules limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants.



Airstrike kills 8 family members in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between U.S.-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants on Monday, according to local activists, who said the strike appeared to have been launched by the U.S.-led coalition.


  • Written by PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Correspondent

Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

DETROIT (AP) — Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

  • Written by JEFF KAROUB , Associated Press

Justices weigh defendants' right to own mental health expert

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed closely divided Monday about whether an Alabama death row inmate should get a new sentencing hearing because he did not have a mental health expert on his side when he was tried and sentenced to death more than 30 years ago.


  • Written by MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press